Sunday, July 25, 2010

Almost Home

Thanks to everyone who has fed us and given us beds, been tour guides and helped us out!
We've been to the Dubbo Park Zoo, played in snow at Thredbow, seen the Dinosaur Museum (well Kirk did), attended a robotics workshop, experienced Questacon, picniced at "The Regatta", hooned around at Monkey Mania, visted The Rocks, rode a ferry to Manly, admired the Botanical Gardens, strolled along the river at Balmain, viewed art galleries, seen movies, gone fishing and, most importantly, spent time with family and friends, some of whom we haven't seen in years.

Thankyou again.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Delivery from the Tooth Fairy

Kirk's 1st adult tooth is emerging through the gap he created when he faceplanted on a rock in the yard. He is thrilled. It will be good to loose the lisp.

Also Skye has cut her first tooth. "YAY", says my mind but "NAY", say my nipples.

Happy Midwinter!

Last year I didn't want to do a big Christmas celebration because I think midsummer should be beer and prawns with feet up and fishing rod in hand on the most remote beach possible. Most of the family agreed to Christmas in July so last Saturday our family got together for a traditional dinner. In my opinion it worked well because in cold weather we all had appetites for rich food. Also the absence of Christmas advertisements meant low expectations from kids for presents so the focus became the food and the family. What made it better was, no one had engagements elsewhere and could devote their full day instead of rushing off to the next affair. It was certainly a far more relaxed and enjoyable day. Thankyou all for coming to the party ;-)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dispense with ETAs and never be late again!

Yesterday we left Gin Gin around 2-ish. Played with friends at Childers for a few hours. Dinner at Gympie...fuel at Brisbane...stress stop at Logan...11:30 arrival on Gold Coast...average speed; 52km per hour. SMOKIN'!   Ph: 55302530 if you want to catch up with us.

And for your amusement, Michelle and I in the shower, circa 1975-ish.